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Qantas 747-400 Makes Emergency Landing At Bangkok

Fri Feb 16, 2001 9:02 pm

Qantas flight in emergency landing

A QANTAS 747 was forced to make an emergency landing at Bangkok airport following reports of an engine fire, it has emerged.

A statement released last night by Qantas chief executive David Forsyth said flight QF1 returned to Bangkok airport 20 minutes after take-off after indication of a fire in the aircraft's number four engine.

Mr Forsyth said the captain followed standard operating procedure, shutting down the engine and activating two extinguishers.

Upon approach, the aircraft dumped fuel before landing in Bangkok without incident.

None of the 287 passengers aboard was injured in the drama early on Wednesday morning.

Hotel accommodation was arranged for the passengers while a replacement 747 was flown in from Sydney.

Preliminary inspections by Qantas engineers indicate the fire warning was caused by a "hot air leak".

The stricken plane will return to Sydney without passengers, and is expected to arrive later today.

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RE: Qantas 747-400 Makes Emergency Landing At Bangkok

Fri Feb 16, 2001 9:19 pm

Why do planes always dump fuel when they make an emergency landing?
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RE: Qantas 747-400 Makes Emergency Landing At Bangkok

Fri Feb 16, 2001 9:56 pm

Several reasons, including a high landing weight and if something goes wrong durring the landing the danger of large amounts of fuel lying around wont be there so there is a slim chance of a very large post crash fire.
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RE: Qantas 747-400 Makes Emergency Landing At Bangkok

Fri Feb 16, 2001 10:03 pm

Wow , this is the 4th or 5th Boeing 747-400 in the headlines for the wrong reasons !! hmmm

Hope they are ok now !!


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